Hello- Good News (I think, or maybe old news) on how the MX2
Stage Zero controller communicates with Dragon and a newbies question on the same topic:
Good News for anyone using an older MX2
controller, there has been a Firmware update from Dynamic Perception who make the MX2
Firmware Version 0.90 http://dynamicperception.com/?main_page=wordpress&p=628
"In large part, this feature was driven by the need to integrate the MX2
with Dragon Stop Motion to automate the playback of a move in DSM via the Stage Zero dolly. See this post on the Timescapes forum for more background on this: Stop Motion with the Dynamic Perception MX2
Notably, with the previous modes of On, Off, or Toggle for the Alt I/O lines, you were prevented from using ramping or other features that would happen across multiple shots. With the new external intervalometer mode, you can preserve and use every feature of the MX2
while triggering operation from an external device."
When I checked the firmware version on our mx2
controller and 0.90 was already installed, the update must be for ones shipped before September.
My question is:
What do I do now?
There is advice from Dragonframe on making Arduinos, but it's unclear to a newbie how you physically connect the Arduino to the computer (USB?), and which might communicate with the MX2
, if there is one. or is the MX2
an advanced, ready made Arduino? If so, can they directly connect?
There is no reason why Dragon should cover 3rd party products but any advice gratefully received.
There is advice from Dynamic Perception on bearing the wires of a 3.5mm jack lead to connect to an external intervalometer, whatever that is. http://dynamicperception.com/?main_page
's external intervalometer the same as Dragon's Arduino?
The two sets of advice have big areas of assumed knowledge and things that don't seem to connect.
Again, any advice gratefully received.
We have one at my college now and if Dragon and the MX2
will talk to each other easily so students can set it up then that's great.